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The cost to fight COVID-19 is getting a bit clearer. Comptroller Susana Mendoza says Illinois has spent $174 million so far on supplies including ventilators, N95 masks and two cargo flights from China to get many of those items to Illinois. Ventilators were costing the state up to $65,000 each. 


Governor JB Pritzker says that was the going rate during a global pandemic.



The list of expenses can be found at Illinois Comptroller dot gov.

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